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I thee Wed – Laine and Danny


I thee Wed – Laine and Danny

When I first clapped eyes on this wedding, my jaw simply dropped and I just could not wait to share the amazing pictures with the Save the Date crew! I had known it was coming as the lovely Jo at Shoot was telling me how excited she was to be involved with such a fabulous day and I just remember saying to Jo, “make sure you send me the pictures”! Not only did I know the pictures were going to be truly fabulous (this was Shoot after all) but with the venue being the gorgeous Chatsworth House in our very own stomping ground, Derbyshire, it felt too good to be true! And following the event, Jo sent me the photos. And here they are. Prepare for dress, ceremony and all over gorgeous wedding envy.  Plus, we have a lovely account from the beautiful bride herself.

Laine and Danny married on 19th June 2010 and here is the story:

I work in the Wedding and events office at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.  Heathy Lea is a beautiful house situated on the Chatsworth Estate. I actually had my wedding venue booked….and then I found Heathy Lea and fell in love with it instantly.  It is the most beautiful wedding venue and the little Summer House where the ceremony takes places is just perfect.

My dress was nothing like what I thought I would pick, but as soon as I put it on I fell in love. I imagined myself in a sleek, very plain floor length gown…how wrong I was! My dress was called Paso Doble, the sleek lines and soft flounces gave it a very Spanish feel. I loved the way the dress came up at the front just enough so you could see my lovely shoes!

I wanted our wedding theme to be in keeping with the surroundings of the park.  We tried our best to keep everything to a neutral theme, using lots of nude and pastel tones.  Our marquee was again decorated in neutral tones with big Chinese lace lanterns hanging from the ceilings. We white washed old flower pots and filled them with big vintage pastel roses for table decorations. Fairy lights and lanterns decorated the trees and fences on the lawn and outside the marquee.

I think the quirky thing about our wedding defiantly has to be the Summer House where we took our vows.  It was tiny, only myself, Danny and the two registrars could fit inside, all of our guests were seated on the lawn.  I had originally booked a church for our ceremony but I am so glad we decided to do something different.  The memory of walking down the lawn to the little summer house will stay with me forever.

Our wedding day was truly the best day of our lives; it was made so special by all the people we love around us. Our day was full of laughter and love just the way we wanted it!!

My oh my, what a beauty of a wedding. Thanks so much to Laine for her heart warming account of the day and to the lovely Jo and Simon at Shoot for supplying us with such amazing images – you guys are fab!


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  1. Carmen

    Absolutely stunning. Laine looks beautiful and I’m completely loving the shoes and the romantic and pretty choice of flowers and lanterns. The weather looks pretty perfect too! Congratulations!


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